Alwaght- A powerful bomb went off Monday near a mosque and police offices in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least 32 and wounded over 150 worshipers, Reuters reported.
The mosque was located close to a police housing block, and there were some 260 people inside when the blast occurred, according to police.
"It happened during prayers. A two-storey building has collapsed," an eyewitness told local news channel Geo TV, saying he was just outside the mosque when explosion happened.
Al Jazeera reported that details were emerging the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber.
"We are also getting details … the suicide bomber himself was sitting in the front row of the congregational prayer inside the mosque,” he added.
According to police there were more casualties buried beneath the rubble.
Footage from government broadcaster PTV showed police and residents scrambling to remove the debrise and carrying wounded people on their shoulders.
Last March, a suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in Peshawar killing 64 people. It was Pakistan's deadliest terror attack since 2018.